Virginia A. Phelps of Danville, IL while in the warm care of family went home to be with the Lord, Saturday afternoon December 5, 2020. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, William G. Phelps Sr., three of her daughters and son-in-law, Regina K. Andrews, Marian T. Foster, Janet M. Herman, and Mark Andrews Sr. Virginia is also survived by her youngest sister Ruby Phillips, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Born Virginia Ann Phillips on May 16, 1933 to Harry and Estra Phillips of Pinewood, TN. Virginia was one of 15 children She and Bill were married in Danville March 14, 1954. She was a graduate of Lakeview School of Nursing, received a license for LPN. Virginia worked as an LPN at the VA Hospital and retired after 29 years of service.
Virginia was a wonderful mother and loving wife who gave of herself to others as well as her family. She was loved by friends and family alike, which includes 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She enjoyed reading, gardening, playing solitaire on her PC, playing card games, catalog shopping, and cooking superb meals for family. She enjoyed driving her closest friends to church, stores, and other places in Danville which were Ms. Virginia Thomas and Janet Randle who are no longer with us. Most of all she enjoyed vacationing to Bloomington, IL, Atlanta GA, Kansas City KS, and Columbia TN to visit her children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Virginia Phelps was so appreciative to the Lord to have reached 66 years of marriage and shared memorable vacations with the love of her life Billy to Niagara Falls in Canada and a beautiful trip to Hawaii.
Virginia gave her life to Jesus at an early age and was a dedicated member of Allen Chapel AME Church here in Danville. She served on the Daughters of Allen, Flower Guild as Treasurer, Lay Organization, and Children’s Sunday School Teacher; she will be greatly missed.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Valerie E. Phelps, son William G. Phelps Jr., Sisters Harriett, Vanniece, Ruth, Louise, Mary, brothers William, Emmett, Robert, Douglas, Marion, Lawrence, Carl, and baby boy Phillips.
As Paul said in Philippians, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain…My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better…”
Virginia/Mama/Grandma we look forward to that glorious day when we, who believe, will be together again with you in the very presence of God our Savior, Jesus.
A Homegoing Celebration will commence 11:00 AM Monday, December 14, 2020 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St., Danville, IL. Officiating: Elder Parks. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of service. A public viewing will be held from 12:00 pm until 4:00 PM Sunday, December 13,2020 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home.
Due to CDC regulations, Attendance restrictions will be enforced.
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